What? Where did I suggest not using a control panel?! My point was that the control panel is a limiting factor that’s all, and you absolutely need to be able to SSH in and handle things it doesn’t. Have I ever said a bad word about DirectAdmin?!
Yeah that’s correct, in the USA or by a company head quartered there.
You seem to be completely oblivious to what the FOSTA-SESTA legislation did, and the fact that I’ll bet you anything right now if I go through the Yellow Pages and look at brothels and escorts I will find at least 20% hosted in the US. That tells me the hosts do not have the resources to police the content and that they haven’t told their clients they need to move on.
That wasn’t my point. Shared hosting has inherent risks someone could upload something completely illegal like child abuse material and yes they can do that on a VPS too, and almost anywhere in the world that’s going to put the server at risk.
The USA is the only Western democratic country in the world to explicitly ban legally operating businesses abroad from advertising their services on servers located in their country or offered by companies co-locating. The only one. Let’s say France bans something stupid like party shops. Just because they ban party shops in France wouldn’t mean that they then make it illegal to host your party-supply shop in France on a French server.
The point though, since I seem to have to make this explicit, is not to explain how stupid the US law is but rather that from what I’ve seen to-date the companies required to remove said clients have not done so at all. That’s what tells me it’s not safe to host in the US unless you have a full dedicated server. What I should have seen is the hosts complying with the law and (regrettably) removing these clients.